29 Oct 2019

Montréal Aura

“When you step into the Basilica, you’re really touched by its splendour, its soaring architecture,” says Tarik Mikou. Mikou, Creative Director of Moment Factory – a Montréal-based studio that creates immersive, multi-media experiences – describes his initial impressions of the stunning Notre-Dame de Montréal, whose exterior was designed by architect,

23 Oct 2019

The Streets Of Rome

What it must be like to live a day to day life in Rome. Need to get cheese – ho hum, there’s the Coliseum. High sprint to work – wretched Pantheon crowds. Our visitor eyes scan like dragonflies, afraid of turning the wrong way at the wrong time. Rome, we

15 Oct 2019

The Mannequins of Milan

Less than two weeks earlier, the people of fashion had descended on Milan to see J. Lo revive her Versace dress, Angela Missoni pay tribute to the Global Climate Strike, Jeremy Scott invoke Pablo Picasso. But, even when the streets are not so fashion-stuffed, Milan window-dressers work hard to create

08 Sep 2019

A New MOMA

It’s a favourite destination whenever we are lucky enough to be in New York. And why not? MOMA has a staggering permanent collection of contemporary and modern art. • Vincent Van Gogh. Starry Night. 1889 • Paul Gauguin. The Seed of the Areoi. 1892 • Henri Matisse. The Dance (First

08 Sep 2019

Little Shop of Horrors

“I’m just a mean green mother from outer space, and I’m bad.” If you’re in New York, you might try to secure tickets to the Off Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. Directed by the Tony-winning Michael Mayer and with a fantastic cast – Jonathan Groff (and Gideon Glick for

25 Aug 2019

Da Vinci @ The Louvre

Remarkable genius Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci died 500 years ago, on May 2, 1519 . To mark this quincentenary, it is fitting that The Louvre – home to 22 Da Vinci drawings and the largest collection of his paintings in the world – is running an exhibit from

16 Aug 2019

Whistler Farmers’ Market

With all the activities summertime Whistler has on offer – mountain biking, hiking, zip-lining, white water rafting, picnic and lake swim – it’s still worth your while to visit the Farmer’s Market. Right in the Upper Village, at the base of Blackcomb, you’ll find musical entertainment and local artisans selling

02 Aug 2019

Manolo Blahnik In London

If you’re a shoe nut, you’ve heard of Manolo Blahnik. If you’ve followed Carrie Bradshaw down New York’s Sex and the City streets, you’ve seen the lust that Manolo Blahnik’s shoes can incite. If you’ve watched Marie Antoinette lounge about Sofia Coppola’s decadent sets, you might have lusted for some

23 Jul 2019

Gulf Island Boat Life

The sun is shining, the ‘Out of Office’ emails are ready to fire, and people are motoring and sailing about on adventures. Some of the boats are fancy, some rugged, and many are headed towards the Gulf Islands. How great it is to wander the decks and admire all of

16 Jul 2019

Whistler Public Art

Since serving as Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Whistler Mountain has been able to display the five interlocking rings. This Olympic symbol was designed in 1913 by Pierre de Coubertin. The Village rings continue to attract long lines of selfie-snappers looking to mark their time